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after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received, and to besmerch her reputation is outrageous. >> indeed. let's get to our panel julian epstein, lynn sweet, washington bureau sweet for chicago "sun-times" and msnbc political analyst professor michael eric dyson of georgetown university. professor dyson,fy might begin with you, perhaps the most hated moment in that press conference was the president's barely concealed anger that republicans have been attacking ambassador susan rice for the confusion surrounding the benghazi consulate attacks. this, as you know, has been the drum beat from republicans from the right wing media for weeks. do you think the president's response will do anything to silence the drums? >> unfortunately, not, martin, because it's part of an overall republican strategy to compensate for their loss. they're closing ranks around this particular issue, trying to find what they think are weaknesses and exploit them.
. but the person who is really taking the heat for that is our u.n. ambassador susan rice. you know, obviously there's been a lot of criticism of her. i think there's been a lot of attempts to make it clear she did exactly what anybody in her position would have done, with those talking points, given the situation we were in on that sunday when she went on the sunday shows. you know, some of the members of the congressional black caucus have raised the question, you know, would republicans be -- using a different tone if the ambassador -- the u.n. ambassador was white? here was senator graham's response. i want to play that and then let's talk about it. >> guys like you are being criticized by, for instance, members much the congressional black caucus, they say that you and john mccain are sexist and racists as well for criticizing ambassador rice. >> well, when you can't answer the question, you attack the questioner. the only color i'm worried about when it comes to benghazi is red, blood red. >> you know, congresswoman, i'll tell you what strikes me is i'm a little cautious about getting in
-- this whole focus is on u.n. ambassador susan rice and what she said on the sunday shows saying that this -- the demonstrations that happened that led to the ultimate attack on the consulate in benghazi was a spontaneous demonstration from people upset about that video. now, what we know and have known for at least a couple weeks now, she was -- rice was speaking off the talking points provided to her and the house intelligence committee from the intelligence community, from the cia. and let me just read this one thing. the currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the u.s. embassy in cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the u.s. post in benghazi and subsequently its annex. the last thing is the investigation is ongoing and the u.s. government is working with the libyan authorities to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths of u.s. citizens. that's reality. >> conspiracy, conspiracy, conspiracy. >> the president's most passionate moment of the week is his moment when he was def
're calling, you know, secretary rice -- u.n. ambassador rice, i'm sorry, some kind of angry black woman. well, i have been in that position before and it's simply untenable. it's the kind of language we don't want to see imbued in this conversation. it really ought to be about the facts of the matter of what happened in benghazi, when that information came out, how well it is communicated to the american public, and when it should be, i should say, communicated to the american public because they're for good reason we aren't privy to classified information, but if she had gone on air and broken with the intelligence community and released classified information, if she had broken with them, then she would be frog marched out of the bounds of d.c. today. >> yes. dana, you have just been thrashed, so i have to give you an opportunity to respond. >> yeah. i'm a little surprised because what i wrote in the column was exactly what i said to you just now, there are plenty of reasons to object to her being made secretary of state but benghazi not being one of them. so i think she's got the facts a l
now in jerusalem, but also after egypt's president concludes another round of meetings with the u.n. secretary-general and other important regional allies tomorrow in cairo. martin? >> thank you for your reporting and do stay safe. >>> stay with us. the day's "top lines" are coming up. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios get on e-trade. set up a real plan. frank! oh wow, you didn't win? i wanna show you something... it's my shocked face. [ gasps ] [ male announcer ] get a retirement plan that works... at e-trade. >>> from governor chris christie dodging a twinkie, question that is, to a ding-dong named donald. here are today's "top lines." good vibrations. >> put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty and meet me tonight in atlantic city. >> president obama must get back at the right wing hacks that tried to paint him as an angry black man pushing a liberal agenda by becoming an angry black man. >> seriously
that hype? >> how many security contractors died in iraq. do you know? >> i don't. >> as u.n. ambassador, she has an obligation not just to be a puppet. >> when i see this focus on what was essentially a small fire fight, it's impossible to figure out what happens on them sometimes. >> she could conceivably get your vote. >> the emphasis has been extremely political probably because fox was operating as a wing of the political party. >> tom ricks, thank you for joining us. >> as far as young women are concerned, i can state my position on abortion. other than that leave the issue alone. >> 20 hail marys, 20 our fathers. ja let's get to our fanl. ana marie cox is a correspondent for "the guardian," and msnbc political analyst karen finney. karen, we just heard senator john mccain a moment ago in "top lines" saying, okay, from now on we republicans should just leave the issue of abortion alone. does he mean that republicans should belatedly accept the supreme court ruling or is he saying that they simply shouldn't discuss the issue in public? >> exactly. has nothing to do with a change of
-800-345-2550 will help you get started today. >>> the outcome of meetings between u.n. ambassador susan rice and gop senators intent on undermining her may not be so important after all. because just moments ago she was given the only endorsement that may matter. >> susan rice is extraordinary. couldn't be prouder of the job she's done. >> a round of applause from the cabinet. we're joined with a round of applause by msnbc executive editor richard wolffe and jonathan capehart. the gop keeps saying there are more questions but they don't appear to be any more answers that susan rice can give. if she keeps going at this rate she's going to get to all 45 gop senators, republican senators, by christmas. >> right. the reason she can't give more answers -- she can always talk about this thing, but the subject matter is really limited here. and either the republican senators who are finding it hard to follow or maybe the viewers of another cable news channel who have lost all track of what this story is about, the questions are about her performance on a group of sunday talk shows. the real story should be
really care what the u.n. ambassador said on a random sunday show. it's not a good strategy. most americans support raising tacks on the wealthy. the two issues they picked since the election are not smart issues looking forward. i'm surprised they haven't taken better political counsel since the election because the romney pollsters are no longer rubbing the republican party, and john boehner must know they're in a bad position but they're not changing their strategy since the election. >> prove positive romnesia is contagious. thank you both. next, the president returns to washington. will he receive a chilly reception? stay with us. but when i was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. so i never missed a beat. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. now we need a little bit more... [ male announcer ] at humana, we understand the value of quality time and personal attention. which is why we are proud to partner with health care professionals who understand the difference that qu
appear to be un-american or really other than human, he stopped that. he spoke directly to it and said, no, this is not true. he was across the aisle. he's a deeply and firmly committed republican, and yet he said this is not what represents america at its best. i cannot say the same thing for governor ryan and -- governor romney and congressman ryan. they have not in any way decisively put an end to this dialogue that would suggest that because barack obama believes differently than they do ideologically or politically, somehow he's outside the pale of their christian belief. the real religion in america is not mormonism versus evangelical christianity, it's about whiteness. what joan walsh is talking about here is that whiteness is a signifier of political identity. it's not a pigment reality. it's not about the epidermis fetish of white supremacy. white people themselves are victims of white superiority first because it's not true and secondly because mitt romney has already said what he believes about 47% of white people. >> that's absolutely true. >> he's made you -- you are a sym
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